Damnation Island Book Talk on December 6th

I’ll be giving a talk about my book at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. This talk is graciously brought to you by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.

Hordes of people lining up to see my talk. OR, people at Macy’s looking for bargains.

New York City Holiday Windows, 2018

I went out to shoot pictures of the NYC holiday windows, but I feel like no one was really trying this year. It was so lack-luster everywhere I went. I think people are having a hard time mustering joy. Everything is such a mess, thanks to you know who, Mr. I-am-thankful-for-myself. I would have liked a window celebrating acts of decency that still take place regardless. But here is window from Bergdorf’s, and a shot in front of a tower that shall not be named:

Christmas Trees are Coming!

All over the City they are building stands for the Christmas trees that will soon go on sale. As a matter of fact, the trees are probably there RIGHT NOW, as I type. I can never have a tree because my cats go straight for the ornaments and break everything. But, it finally occurred to me, I could have a tree without ornaments, maybe just with lights. That just might work! The worst the cats could do is knock it over!!

Virtual Choir 5

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir participates in his latest composition: Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe. I am one of the singers. See if you can find me. I’m kidding. You’ll get the joke if you watch. It’s a beautiful piece, and the imagery is just stunning. It makes me want to visit a planetarium. Or the stars.